HardwareJoystick hardware suggestion?

Atheran

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Hello, I just found out about Orbiter, while doing research for a similar thing I'm trying to make myself.

I got everything up and running (except the sound mod) but before I play I wanted to know what are you people using.

Do you play with mouse and keyboard? Or you use a joystick as well? And if so, which joystick?

I have about £40 to buy one but I was really disappointed with my last one that I ended up not using it for the most part because it felt like a toy... Any suggestions?

dbeachy1

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Many pilots here use joysticks to fly Orbiter. Check out JoyToKey if you want to map joystick buttons to keypresses that Orbiter can read. :thumbup:

As for which joystick, I use a Saitek X52 Pro. (BTW Saitek is now owned by Logictech, so hopefully the quality won't suffer -- I bought mine before Saitek was acquired by Logitech.) One thing to note about the throttle: I didn't like the 'afterburner' detent at 75% throttle, so I removed it. It's not difficult -- this page details how to do it.

Atheran

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That's at the 150-200 range isn't it? Bit too much for someone trying to get into sims, I think

I was thinking something around 1/3 of that price like Logitech 3d pro precision or Thrustmaster T-flight Hotas X depending if joystick is enough or if a hotas will actually be more helpful. But I'd like something sturdy to be honest and I don't have any hands on chances, just blindly buy from amazon

llarian

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I use a Logitech Extreme 3D Pro. Seems to work OK for my needs.

Cheers.

pionite

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I have a Thrustmaster T-flight Hotas X that I'm very happy with.

n122vu

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That's at the 150-200 range isn't it? Bit too much for someone trying to get into sims, I think

I was thinking something around 1/3 of that price like Logitech 3d pro precision or Thrustmaster T-flight Hotas X depending if joystick is enough or if a hotas will actually be more helpful. But I'd like something sturdy to be honest and I don't have any hands on chances, just blindly buy from amazon

No personal experience with it, but I've heard nothing but good about the Thrustmaster T-Flight in all flight sim circles. It seems to be the best stick in that price range.

PhantomCruiser

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I find I only use the stick when flying (manually) in atmo. Other than that it's a paperweight.

If I were building a simpit my thoughts would be otherwise. And I'd probably have to be single. Or risk winding up single